Review Policies

Status: Currently accepting book + tea review requests!

Book Reviews

So you’d like me to review one of your books – great!

When I started this blog, the intention was to talk about books that I had personally bought (of which there are too many to count) and enjoyed so much that I wanted to share my thoughts on them. I still buy a lot of books and my groaning bookshelves will testify to this. However, since I’ve received a number of review requests, I am also open to accepting requests where I am interested in the genre or the book sounds too good not to read it!

Book Genres


  • SF and Fantasy
  • Crime
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Horror
  • YA (I don’t read much because I don’t know where to begin. Enlighten me)
  • Literary fiction
  • Books by Japanese authors, set in Japan or which feature Japanese characters (highly requested)

No erotica or children’s books at the moment please

Non Fiction

  • Travel writing
  • Psychology
  • Popular Science
  • Personal Development/ “Self help”

Reading Format

I accept published books and advance reading copies (“ARCS”) in Paperback, Hardback and e-copies. My e-reader is a Kindle so please send digital books in compatible formats.

Other things to note

  • I cannot guarantee a specific rating – I only post my honest opinion of all of the books that I read. If I liked it, I will say. If I didn’t, I will also say.
  • I do not have a specific turnaround time between receiving the book and the review. Ideally it would be a month but if it is needed sooner, please let me know. I’m not a professional reviewer, nor a speed reader. I also have a full time job. Please be patient and I will try to accommodate you. I read for fun! 🙂
  • Acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review. If for any reason I am unable to review a book, I will let you know in advance.
  • If I review a book, my blog post is automatically shared via Twitter, Google+ and Bloglovin’. I am now also going to post my reviews to GoodReads. I  don’t currently post to Amazon or other sites. Please respect this decision.
  • I don’t follow a specific format in my reviews – I tend to post the cover photograph and my rating but do not generally include blurbs.

Please feel free to drop me an email at

Ultimately, this is my little corner of the internet and I upload here for fun. Anyone reading and commenting is a bonus!


I also review teas.

If you’re interested in me reviewing your teas or tea-related paraphernalia, please also drop me a line at